Mason shot dead in Valaichenai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 05 April 2007, 12:32 GMT]
Unidentified armed men shot dead a mason Wednesday around 8:40 p.m at Sunkankerny in Valaichenai police division in Batticaloa district. The killers stopped him and his friend riding on a motor cycle along School Road, allowed his companion free, and shot the mason dead, killing him on the spot, sources in Valaichenai said.

The victim was identified as Kumarasamy Varathan, 42, a father of 4 children and a resident of Valaichenai main street.

The victim and his friend were returning home after attending a birthday party.

Valaichenai police recovered the body and handed the body over to Valaichenai hospital Thursday around 7:00 a.m, for inquest into death.

The motive of the killing is not known, Valaichenai police who are conducting investigations said.

Valaichenai is located 27 km north of Batticaloa town.

 

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